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We are the ONLY trainer in the Southeast that specializes in Field Bred English Springer Spaniels and English Cocker Spaniels for upland work. We are not retriever trainers that train a few spaniels. We are not trainers that specialize in retriever games. We specialize in training your spaniel for what it was bred for, which is to quest game, produce it and retrieve it!

NEW! The Hunting Dog Podcast! Feb 18, 2019

Todd returns to the show, and we talk Spaniels. Springers, Cockers and more.A bit about field trialing, hunting, training and why these little powerhouses can make you smile. and why some make you cry. Just like all things in the dog world. Todd brings real common sense to training dogs. Click here to listen.

 

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Our Irish Bred English Springer Spaniel “Ferg” On Chukar! Feb 17, 2019

START YOUR YOUNG PUP WITH A STRONG FOUNDATION!

Basic Gun Dog Development Camp!

Todd had worked many dogs in the morning on Chukar, so there were birds all over the property. This was a great opportunity to run one of our younger dogs on the loose Chukar. This was an hour and a half walk with Ferg, he learned so many things in that walk. The video I believe is 9 mins long, I so enjoyed watching all the fun that Ferg was having this day I didn’t cut much. Sit back and enjoy the video.

Let Craney Hill Kennel develop a foundation for your Spaniel.

Contact us for further information about our Gun Dog Camps!

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Basic Gun Dog Camp Feb 14, 2019

START YOUR YOUNG PUP WITH A STRONG FOUNDATION!
Let Craney Hill Kennel Develop A Foundation For Your Spaniel.

Basic Gun Dog Development Camp

The objectives for our Basic Gun Dog Camp are to set a strong foundation for your dog, which includes proper introduction and exposure to birds, proper gun introduction, basic obedience. hunting in control and basic retrieving. This camp is focused on getting your puppy or young dog off to the right start before negative traits are established. This camp is generally available any time of the year, except October and November, and generally is for three months. At the end of camp, your dog will come when called or whistled, hup/sit when told by voice or whistle, be e-collar conditioned if you choose, hunt for birds within range and generally retrieve.

Contact us for further information about our Basic Gun Dog Camp or about our other Gun Dog Camps that are available.

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DJ Wins! Dibbs Wins! Feb 08, 2019

DJ wins the Open at the VESSC HOF Trial. This is DJs 2nd win and he is now a FC. So proud of this Dudley pup. Congratulations to Rich and Sarah! Sarah you will soon have your couch dog back.

Dibbs and Scott win the Amateur at the VESSC HOF Trial. This is Dibbs 3rd win with Scott as the handler. Great team work and many hours of coaching with Todd. Very proud of you both. Thank you Jennifer for putting up with The Craney Hill ways. Meaning Todd! 

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Ryker & Tim Pass Their First Junior Hunter Test Feb 03, 2019

 

It was a very rainy day but Ryker and Tim passed their first junior hunt test. Tim has been working hard with Ryker in training. Ryker is a Dudley pup and he is really coming along in training. Congratulations Tim & Ryker!!

 

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Class Shooting Dogs Jan 15, 2019

At Craney Hill our focus is on you, the handler and  building your relationship with your  dog. Here is a short introduction to our services. If you are interested in developing your spaniel into a class shooting dog, contact us today!

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A Young Girl & Her Dog! Dec 29, 2018

 

 

Happy Ella & Ryker!!

This past October Ella and her family picked up Ryker at our kennel and ever since then Ella & Ryker are joined at the hip. She tells her family that she is going to do all of the training with Ryker. I believe there are talks of running some hunt tests.

Here is a recent note from her Dad to us at Christmas time. “Someone got a brand new play set for Christmas but would rather be with her dog! She love him so much!”

We are so happy for this wonderful family & Ryker! We love getting notes and photos..

Happy New Year to all!

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Winnie Goes Quail Hunting! Dec 23, 2018

Your girl Winnie is precious and off to a great season. Couple great hunts in the books and she gets better every time out (despite me!)

And my strongest recommendation on your training. Winnie still responds as taught! We kid all the time about her “Todd” behavior 😄. Winnie knows when it’s game time!

Winnie is a Dudley x Anna pup..

 

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